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Employment

SALES POSITION

St. Louis Times

Position available for a full or part-time salesperson to assist the St. Louis Times with sales growth of industry's #1 Seniors' Resource Guide. Prior sales experience a plus, interest in "doing some good for older adults" a must. Please email resume to John Rothbarth.  

John Rothbarth, john@stlouistimes.com, St. Louis Times, www.stlouistimes.com


POSITIONS: CMT/MA1, CNA

Tesson Heights

Independent Living/Assisted Living Community in South County is seeking CMT/MA1 and nurse aide staff for evening and night shift. Please contact Tammy Collins at 314-849-1366 or email to tcollins@capitalseniorliving.net for more information. 

Susan Cablish, scablish@capitalseniorliving.net, Tesson Heights, 314-849-1366, www.tessonheights.com


POSITION: PT ACTIVITIES AIDE

St. Elizabeth Adult Day Care

Seeking part-time activity aide who is willing to work at various sites in the greater St. Louis Area. Please call for an application 314-772-5107.

Sr. John Antonio, CPPS, sjamiller@seadcc.org, St. Elizabeth Adult Day Care, 314-772-5107, www.seadcc.org


POSITIONS: CNAs, CAREGIVERS

Visiting Angels of South County

We are growing and in need of excellent and compassionate caregivers to join our team. We want CNA's, Experienced Caregivers, & Home Health Aides. You need to be able to pass a drug test, have a reliable car, a valid driver's license, car insurance, and two years' experience in this field. We require that you have at least 20 hours per week available to work, a great sense of responsibility, and compassion. If you are just looking for a paycheck, this is not the job for you. However if you have a passion for making a difference for seniors, we would love to meet you. We are also hiring Veterans, Army Medics, Navy Corpsmen. Please go to http://660.Axiscare.com to fill out an application.

Lois Wolf, lwolf@visitingangels.com, Visiting Angels - St. Louis South, 314-842-5589, www.VisitingAngels.com/STLSouth


POSITIONS: CNA

Bethesda Health Group

Our Senior Support Solutions division is expanding our team. We are seeking Certified Nursing Assistants to work in the Kirkwood, Webster, and South and West County areas. If you are looking to join a great team that helps seniors live independently in their homes, this job is right for you! Please apply directly on our website at: https://rn22.ultipro.com/BET1002/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=175. EOE.

Mary Mason, mbmason@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Health Group, 314-446-2192


POSITIONS: COMPANION CAREGIVER

Good Samaritan Senior Care
Home is where the heart is for most seniors, but to live safely at home, many need your help. Your smile, your touch, your companionship and your homemaking skills can bring joy to their days. In helping seniors you gain much more than a paycheck...you will truly be appreciated. You will be making a difference in someone else's life! At Good Samaritan Senior Care you'll have:  A schedule that fits your availability. Part time hours, days, nights, and weekends. Excellent training and certification in Companion Care. A Team approach that will support you. And the opportunity to interact with your clients on a personal level. For more information about this rewarding opportunity, call Good Samaritan Senior Care at 314-849-4111. To apply, go to https://tsc240.ersp.biz/employment/. Mature and retired caregivers are welcome!

Janice Noser, janice@goodsamaritanseniorcare.com, Good Samaritan Senior Care, 314-849-4111, www.GoodSamaritanSeniorCare.com


POSITION: SENIOR BILLING ACCOUNT REP

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

High school diploma or equivalent. A Medical Billing/Coding Certificate or Degree is a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel and Windows. Accounts Receivable and collections experience is a must. Matrix software experience preferred. Process billing for companies assigned to your position including data entry of resident information such as physical, speech & occupational charges, rug rates, restorative therapy, personal care, pharmacy, lab, x-ray, census information, cash receipts and all other charges that pertain to monthly billing. Process and close month end for companies assigned. Processing of any Medicare, Medicaid, hospice or insurance billing. Reconcile and follow up accounts until balance is zero. Assist with collection process when needed. 

Allan Standberry, astandberry@crssstl.org, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-918-2254, hr@crssstl.org


POSITION: REGISTERED NURSE

Mary Queen and Mother Center

Allan Standberry, astandberry@crssstl.org, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-918-2254, hr@crssstl.org

Honors & Recognition

PUBLISHER SELECTS LOCAL ATTORNEY FOR REFERENCE BOOK

Christine A. Gilsinan, an estates and elder law attorney practicing in Webster Groves for over twenty years, has been selected by West Publishing Company to co-author "Missouri Elder Law: West Practice Series" with Mary McCormick, Esquire. The publication is an important reference source for Missouri legal professionals. 

Christine Gilsinan, cgilsinan@seniorlegalservices.com, 314-962-0760, http://www.seniorlegalservices.com

 

VETERANS HONORED AT MEMORIAL PROGRAM

The 54th Annual County-wide Veterans Memorial Service Program on Sunday, May 24, will pay tribute to our country's veterans who served in the armed forces. The program will take place at 2:00 p.m. at St. Charles Memorial Gardens, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO 63301. The public is invited and all are encouraged to attend.

Kacie Derby, kaciederby@baue.com, Baue Funeral Homes, 636-946-4042, www.baue.com/events

Events - Arts & Entertainment

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m at The Homestead at Hickory View

Business After Hours will feature music by Steve Leslie. Bring a friend. The Homestead at Hickory View is located at 1481 Marbach Drive in Washington, Mo. 63090.

Barbara Hellmann, bhellmann@spectrumretirement.com, The Homestead at Hickory View, 636-239-1941, www.homesteadseniorliving.com

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Koken Art Factory

SAGE Metro St. Louis and AARP St. Louis present Friends of Toto: A Canine Contest, a one-of-a-kind event for dogs, dog owners, and dog lovers, to benefit SAGE Metro St. Louis. Enter your dog in one of five fun rounds or join the audience and vote for the winners by buying tickets. The rounds include best costume, look-a-like, best trick, most unusual and best vocalist, with a final best in show. More information visit http://www.sagemetrostl.org/friends-of-toto. For registration and tickets, go to Â http://friendsoftotosage.bpt.me/.

Sherrill Wayland, swayland@sagemetrostl.org, SAGE Metro St. Louis, 314-772-5887, http://www.sagemetrostl.org/friends-of-toto

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

7:30 p.m. at Concordia Turner

Banjo Music Sing-a-long with the St. Louis Banjo Club. Sing along and listen to 15 banjo players playing the songs you know and love. This is an evening of free, lively music played on "America's Fun Instrument, the Four-string Banjo". Concordia is located at 6432 Gravois, St. Louis, MO. 63116. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org.

Don Dempsey, dldempsey@earthlink.net, St. Louis Banjo Club, 314-842-0188, www.stlouisbanjoclub.org.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

7:00 p.m. at South County Senior Center

Trivia Night 50/50 and Silent Auction with State Representative Bob Burns as emcee. Support "Meals on Wheels" program for area homebound seniors. Tables of 6 at $20 per person. Round sponsorships only $100. Other sponsorships available. Snacks, soda and coffee provided. BYO beverages and additional food. For reservations and questions, call 314-631-8698. South County Senior Center, 225 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis 63125.

Pamela Guest, lemaysca@mid-eastaaa.org, MEAAA South County Senior Center, 314-631-8698, www.agingmissouri.org

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

at The Legends Golf Club

Legendary soul singer, Theo Peoples, of The Temptations and the Four Tops will perform at a Celebrity Dinner at The Legends Golf Club in Eureka, MO. A select number of tickets to the dinner will be available to the public for $125. The dinner party is a kick-off to Sunnyhill's largest fundraising event of the year, the 8th Annual Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Classic, to be held the following day. For more information, contact Luke Mraz at 314-845-3900 or lmraz@sunnyhillinc.org.  Sunnyhill empowers individuals with disabilities to become productive citizens and achieve their individual dreams. We provide services for more than 700 clients each year through our residential, recreational and educational programs. Our goal is to seek independence and empowerment for people of all abilities. We strive to treat everyone as an individual.

Amy Moore, loveyoulovegod@gmail.com, Sunnyhill Inc., 314-276-5078, www.sunnyhillinc.org

 

APRIL 27 THRU JUNE 30

Poetic Voices of the Muslim World at St. Louis Public Library's Central branch, 1301 Olive Street, downtown St. Louis. Located in Central Library's Entertainment, Literature, and Biography Department on the Second Floor, the Poetic Voices of the Muslim World exhibit features a richly illustrated history of the central role of poetry in the everyday lives of Muslim men and women around the world. This exhibit is made possible by grants from Poets House, City Lore, The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Linda Smith, lsmith@slpl.org, St. Louis Public Library, 314-880-8759, www.slpl.org

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Chesterfield Valley Nursery

Get your green thumb at CCW's "Get Garden Ready for Spring" event sponsored by St. Luke's Hospital and Maryville University. Learn how to properly stretch before/after gardening and get your yard and home in tip-top shape for the season. Chesterfield Valley Nursery, 16825 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005.

Krysta Struthers, krysta@chesterfieldmochamber.com, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, 636-532-3399, http://www.chamberdata.net/webforms/EvtRegistration2.aspx?dbid2=MOCHFLD&evtId=77472

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The J

Spring Open House and Music Therapy Demonstration. The Adult Day Center at the J has contracted with Midwest Music Therapy to provide four hours of weekly music therapy for participants. The enjoyment and memories associated with music are enhanced as individuals with dementia, or any physical or sensory challenges, are involved in a positive, creative and expressive way. Join us for a Spring Open House and demonstration of our Music Therapy Program, which is funded by a generous grant from the JCA Charitable Foundation. Visit our center, learn how Music Therapy can help people with dementia and other disabilities, and be part of a demonstration of what a typical music therapy session entails. SFC. Free. 

Elaine Most, emost@jccstl.org, Adult Day Center at the J, 314-442-3261

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

10:30 to 11:30 at The Missouri History Museum

The Silver Stages series, Mature St. Louis Performers for Mature St. Louis Audiences, presents The Missouri Cameo Club, making a return visit just in time for our Mother's Day Celebration. You'll applaud these talented ladies, again and again.  Admission is free. In the E. Desmond Lee Auditorium at The Missouri History Museum, Lindell at DeBaliviere, in Forest Park. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. For handicapped accessible information contact Lynn Hamilton at 314-420-1444 or email lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity And Its Muse, 314-420-1444, maturityanditsmuse.org

 

THURSDAY, MAY 14

at Busch Stadium

Memory Care Home Solutions will host its 4th Annual Spring Event: Swing into Spring, in the home of the St. Louis Cardinals - Busch Stadium! Our party will take place in the UMB Champions Club. This event has sold out the past 3 years and we would be thrilled to have you join in the fun! Chuck Jahneke and Lydie Wallace will be honored as the Memory Care Home Solutions Community Volunteers of the Year recognizing their extraordinary commitment to our organization. Memory Care Home Solutions is a non-profit organization which exists to extend and improve quality time at home for families caring for loved ones with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease. If you are interested in sponsoring or attending, contact Haley Goodfellow at 314-645-6247 ext. 228 or hgoodfellow@memorycarehs.org.

Haley Goodfellow, hgoodfellow@memorycarehs.org, Memory Care Home Solutions, 314-645-6247, www.memorycarehs.org

 

THURSDAY, MAY 14

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Seniors Home Care

Please join us for an open house to celebrate the beginning of summer. SHC will be serving food and refreshments for our community and friends. We hope you'll stop by and say hello. For directions to our office, or to RSVP, please call 314-962-2666 or email ktwellmann@seniorshomecare.com

Ted Ryan, ted@seniorshomecare.com, Seniors Home Care, 314-962-2666, http://www.seniorshomecare.com/

 

FRIDAY, MAY 15

7:00 p.m. at St. Peter's UCC 

Game Night. St. Peter's UCC, 1425 Stein Road in Ferguson, MO will host a game night for anyone and everyone. Bring some of your own favorite board/card games or use some of ours. Desserts and drinks will be provided and you may bring your own additional snacks. This is sure to be a great bonding opportunity for friends, family, new friends, and new family across all generations and backgrounds!

Josh Privitt, a_p@stpeterschurch.org, St. Peter's UCC, 314-521-5694, ww.stpeterschurch.org

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Washington Riverfront Pavilion 

Have Fun, Do Good, End Alzheimer's. Enjoy live music from the St. Louis-area band Women Under the Influence, plus there'll be a raffle and live auction. Food, soda and water may be purchased. BYOB. 100 percent  of proceeds go to help find a cure to Alzheimer's. Mark your calendar.

Barbara  Hellmann, bhellmann@spectrumretirement.com, The Homestead at Hickory View, 636-239-1941, www.homesteadseniorliving.com
Support & Counseling

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

At Camp Wyman in Eureka

Free grief retreat for teens. Labyrinth, a one-day grief retreat for teens who have experienced the death of a loved one, will be held April 25th at Camp Wyman in Eureka, Mo. Grief is a complex emotion for anyone, but especially so for teenagers. Often, they're told to "be strong" for other family members, and in doing so, they may put their own grief on hold. Or, they may be feeling stunned and shocked, especially if the death was sudden. "Organized peer support is one of the best ways to help bereaved teens heal," says Barbara Westland, BJC Hospice director. "Sharing teens can remember, mourn and support one another and learn that they are not alone in their grief." Through special activities and sharing, teens will learn ways to identify and express their grief, remember the loved one who was lost, and learn tools to cope with the loss in the future. Labyrinth is offered at no charge to participants and is made possible through the support of Magellan Health Services and Friends of Wings. For more information, email griefsupport@bjc.org, call 314-953-1676 or visit bjchospice.org

Cara  Lotspeich, cms0310@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, 314-273-0759, www.bjchospice.org

 

ONGOING TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

BJC Hospice offers two grief support groups for those who have lost a spouse or life partner. Threshold is designed for those who are still in the workforce or care for children and meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in University City. Portals is designed for spouses or partners who are no longer working and meets the third Thursday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in St. Peters, MO. For more information, please contact Sandy Dillon at 314-953-1683.

Sandra Dillon, sandra.dillon@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, (314) 872-5050, www.bjchospice.org

 

ONGOING, SECOND FRIDAYS

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Alton Memorial

Caregivers support group is held at The Center for Senior Renewal on the second Friday of every month at Alton Memorial Hospital. All are welcome. For more information please call 618-463-7895. 

Meredith Parker, map3737@bjc.org, Center for Senior Renewal, 618-463-7895
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Announcements

INDIE BOOK FAIR LAUNCHES

Please join us as we launch the inaugural St. Louis Indie Book Fair, an event to foster authors and introduce readers to writers. Our goal is to gather together authors of all genres in an intimate setting where they can read excerpts from their published works, and where the casual reader and the bibliophile can meet and talk with new writers heretofore unknown to them, and where fans, friends, and family can show their support. All authors will have physical books to sell at the fair. The title Indie may be a bit ambiguous as the fair is open to any and all publishing means available for writers to get their work out to the public, from traditional to chapbook. This year we have represented fiction and nonfiction authors, presenting a wonderful array of genres from which to choose your new book. Come out and see what these talented writers have to offer! 

Mark Pannebecker, markpannebecker@gmail.com, St. Louis Indie Book Fair, 314-258-6251, www.facebook.com/stlindiebookfair?ref=hl

 

FOOT HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Years of wear and tear, disease, bad circulation, poorly trimmed toenails and ill-fitting shoes can cause foot problems and discomfort. April is Foot Health Awareness Month, the time to understand practices for proper foot care. Search the bottom of the feet for cuts, blisters and ingrown toenails. If you need help, don't be afraid to ask a caregiver or loved one. Be sure to wear shoes outdoors and make sure each foot is completely dry before putting on socks. Wearing comfortable shoes that fit can prevent many foot problems. Consider these tips for proper foot care: Shoe size may change as you age. Always have your feet measured before buying shoes. Most individuals have one foot that is larger than the other. Buy shoes to fit the larger foot. Walk in shoes before purchasing. The shoe heel should not slide when you walk. Select shoes that are shaped like your foot. High heels and pointed toes can hurt your feet. Make sure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest part of the shoe. Don't buy shoes that feel too tight and hope they will stretch. MediNurse offers care services that are customized to the individual needs and expectations of the client, patient and loved ones to ensure the best care possible.

MediNurse St. Louis, lross@lentsandassoc.com, MediNurse, 314-781-2800, www.medinurse.com

 

LIFE TRANSITION WORKSHOPS OFFERED

Although transitions are a constant in life, transitions in the post-midlife years bring their own set of challenges and opportunities. Our second acts are a time of reorientation. If you or someone you know are at a mid-life crossroads and in need of a road map/an action plan, the Re-imagining Your Life Now Workshop (formerly Re-inspired Workshop) is a great place to start! Re-imagining Your Life Now Workshop participants are considering new pathways in the second half of life. If you're starting to think about what you will do in your next phase of life and feeling confused, this workshop will help you to get a plan started. Are you thinking of a new career? Volunteering? Returning to learning? Exploring creative pursuits? People tell me, in every workshop, that having the group support is very empowering. Whatever is calling you forward, this workshop is about clarifying your unique talents, skills, interests and values to create next steps towards creating your ideal life. The next session is on April 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St Louis Community College, Forest Park Campus. You must register in advance. Call STLCC at 314-984-7777.

Carol Watkins, carol@carolwatkinscoaching.com, Carol Watkins Coaching, 314-346-5937, www.carolwatkinscoaching.com

 

LIBRARY COMMUNITY DISCUSSION MEETING

Help plan the Library's future of the St. Louis Public Library. Share your ideas on how to create the Library of Tomorrow. Libraries are living, dynamic institutions that need to adapt to changing conditions in order to remain vibrant and strong. To ensure that the St. Louis Public Library continues to make the best use of taxpayers' support and provide them with the services they deserve, we are undertaking a comprehensive Strategic Planning Project in 2015. Community input is vital to achieving meaningful results. Because you are the sole reason that the Library exists, you are the most important part of the planning process. We want to hear what you think. If you are a St. Louis city resident or Library patron, join us at any of these group discussions and help us create an even better St. Louis Public Library. Registration requested. For dates, times and locations, visit: http://surveys.librarycustomer.org/s3/SLPL-Signup.

Linda Smith, lsmith@slpl.org, St. Louis Public Library, 314-880-8759, www.slpl.org

 

COTTAGE VACANCIES AT HICKORY VIEW

One Bedroom and Two Bedroom Cottages available. Call The Homestead today for a tour and be our guest for lunch. Simplify your life and have more time for the things you enjoy. Pets are welcome. Ask about our move-in specials. Housekeeping included, three restaurant-style meals, transportation available or bring your own car.  Call Barb at 636-239-1941.

Barbara Hellmann, bhellmann@spectrumretirement.com, The Homestead at Hickory View, 636-239-1941, www.homesteadseniorliving.com

 

ST. LOUIS H.E.L.P. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DRIVE

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis H.E.L.P.) is hosting another medical equipment donation drive at 12 area-wide Walgreens. We accept tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes/crutches/walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps. See www.stlhelp.org for Walgreens locations or call 314-567-4700 for dates and times.

Liz Cannon, cannonliz@yahoo.com, St. Louis HELP, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org

 

WALKING PROGRAM SUPPORTS SENIORS

The Eastern Missouri Regional Arthritis Center (EMRAC) is pleased to offer Walk-With-Ease, an at-home program that provides support, information and tools to assist seniors in making walking a regular part of their lives. Walk-With-Ease helps participants to build up to at least 30 minutes of walking. They learn how to warm-up before walking and cool-down once the walk is finished. They also learn how to safely pace themselves and monitor progress. Participants receive a guidebook and work independently three times a week for 45 to 90 minutes. The service is free and open to all seniors. No arthritis diagnosis required. To register, call Duana Russell Thomas, Program Coordinator, at 314-286-1625 or email thomasd@wusm.wustl.edu.

Duana Russell Thomas, thomasd@wusm.wustl.edu, Eastern MO Regional Arthritis Center (EMRAC), 314-286-1625

 

BI-LINGUAL ASSISTANTS CELEBRATE VOLUNTEER WEEK 

April 12 through 18 is National Volunteer Week, a great time to learn about ways to give back to our community.Unique opportunities are available through Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services for persons who enjoy working with adults from other cultural backgrounds. Volunteers are needed to provide in-home tutoring to help foreign born individuals and married couples learn basic English and civics needed to pass the U.S. Citizenship exam. Also needed are individuals to teach basic English as a Second Language (ESL) at the Macklind International Senior Center. Knowledge of a foreign language is not required. Other options include assistance with IT projects, fundraising, administrative internships and Board of Directors membership. If these options sound interesting to you, or you may have other skills and talents to share, please contact Ellen Sherman, Volunteer Coordinator at ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org or 314-645-7800, ext. 300.

Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bi-lingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, http://www.bilingualstl.org

 

ALZHEIMER CAREGIVER SUPPORT AVAILABLE

The Alzheimer's Association is currently accepting applications for the Respite Assistance Program. The program is funded in part through a grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia living at home in the community can apply for up to $1,000/year for respite time-off for the caregiver or for care-related products. For information on how to apply or additional resources available in your community, visit www.alz.org/stl or call 800-272-3900. 

Cheryl Wingbermuehle, cwingber@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association, St. Louis Chapter, 314-801-0442, www.alz.org/stl

 

SENIOR SERVICES PROGRAM RECEIVES GRANT

The Mascoutah Senior Services Program has been awarded a $900 grant from Subaru through its "Share the Love" campaign. This grant is so helpful in providing Meals on Wheels to those of our seniors who are financially unable to pay for meals. The other benefit of home-delivered meals is some relief to the isolation felt by shut-ins. With increasing grocery costs, this grant by Subaru is sorely needed.

Sandra Hakanson. mascoutahsrdirector@gmail.com, Mascoutah Senior Services, 618-566-8758, www.mascoutahseniorcenter.com
In Search Of...

VOLUNTEERS: HOSPICE

Preferred Hospice of Missouri Northeast is searching for dedicated volunteers to spend some quality time with patients. Training is offered, as well as travel reimbursement. Several locations available. To see if a location is available near you, to ask any and all questions, or to start your volunteer career today, please contact Kelsey Kandlbinder at kkandlbinder@preferredhospice.com or at 636-527-5330.

Kelsey Kandlbinder, kkandlbinder.stl@preferredhospice.com, Preferred Hospice, 636-527-9330, www.preferredhospice.com

 

VOLUNTEERS: VISITORS

Senior Connections is actively recruiting and training volunteers of all ages who are interested in spending one hour a week as a friendly visitor for an older adult in a senior living community. The program partners with 50 different communities in the greater St. Louis area - likely one near your home or work! Our next training is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd. Can't make our May 2nd date? No problem! We will give you an orientation to get you started and invite you to our September training. For more information, call Sandra Roeder Singer at 314-446-2526 or email SRoederSinger@LSSLiving.org.

Pam Gordon, PGordon@LSSLiving.org, Lutheran Senior Services , 314-262-8206, www.SeniorConnections.info

 

VOLUNTEERS: RETAIL 

Lutheran Senior Services' Hidden Gems Resale Shop is actively recruiting volunteers 18+ years of age to serve as assistants in the shop. Teams of 3 to 4 volunteers work alongside the shop manager pricing items, creating displays, helping customers and completing sales. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and volunteers are scheduled for 2 to 3 hour shifts. Scheduling is flexible. For more information, contact Joy Brother at 314-446-2426 or JBrother@LSSLiving.org. All proceeds from the shop help provided benevolent assistance to older adults who need housing or services from Lutheran Senior Services.

Pam Gordon, PGordon@LSSLiving.org, Lutheran Senior Services , 314-262-8206, www.LSSLiving.org

 

VOLUNTEERS: OFFICE/HOME

BJC Hospice is looking for caring and dynamic volunteers - adults, college students, veterans and teens - to help support patients and their families in their neighborhood, work in the hospice office or help from home. There are a variety of rewarding opportunities waiting just for you. For more information, call 314-953-1671 or email hospicevolunteer@bjc.org.

Cara Lotspeich, cms0310@bjc.org, BJC HealthCare, 314-273-0759, www.bjchospice.org

Pam Gordon, PGordon@LSSLiving.org, Lutheran Senior Services , 314-262-8206, www.SeniorConnections.info

VOLUNTEERS: RETAIL 

Lutheran Senior Services' Hidden Gems Resale Shop is actively recruiting volunteers 18+ years of age to serve as assistants in the shop. Teams of 3 to 4 volunteers work alongside the shop manager pricing items, creating displays, helping customers and completing sales. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and volunteers are scheduled for 2 to 3 hour shifts. Scheduling is flexible. For more information, contact Joy Brother at 314-446-2426 or JBrother@LSSLiving.org. All proceeds from the shop help provided benevolent assistance to older adults who need housing or services from Lutheran Senior Services.

Pam Gordon, PGordon@LSSLiving.org, Lutheran Senior Services , 314-262-8206, www.LSSLiving.org

 

VOLUNTEERS: OFFICE/HOME

BJC Hospice is looking for caring and dynamic volunteers - adults, college students, veterans and teens - to help support patients and their families in their neighborhood, work in the hospice office or help from home. There are a variety of rewarding opportunities waiting just for you. For more information, call 314-953-1671 or email hospicevolunteer@bjc.org.

Lotspeich, cms0310@bjc.org, BJC HealthCare, 314-273-0759, www.bjchospice.org

Events - Lectures & Continuing Education

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Forest Park Community College

Re-imagining Your Life Now Workshop. Do you need to re-tool your professional skills after many years? Are you a Baby Boomer nearing retirement? Do you need a new direction? Determine what might replace the traditional retirement path with a powerful interactive learning experience. Clarify your intention, take action and set your goals all while supporting other group members who share similar objectives. This day-long workshop will be held at St Louis Community College, Forest Park Campus. To register, call 314-984-7500.

Carol Watkins, carol@carolwatkinscoaching.com, Carol Watkins Coaching, 314-346-5937, www.carolwatkinscoaching.com

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Medical West

Happy to 102: The Best Kept Secrets to a Long Happy Life presented by Sharon Greenstein, Certified Geriatric Care Manager and Director of Client Services for Home Care Assistance St. Louis. Medical West is

located at 444 S. Brentwood Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105.

Teri Cohen, tericohen@medicalwest.com, Medical West, 314-725-1888

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

at Washington University

15th Annual Friedman Lecture. Better Living Through Innovation: Responding to an Aging Society. Keynote Stephen Johnston, cofounder of Aging 2.0, will discuss the current landscape for the aging marketplace, highlighting how technology is remaking all aspects of the aging experience and how audience members might take advantage of current opportunities and address future needs. Register at http://publichealth.wustl.edu/events/better-living-innovation/.

Stephanie Herbers, CenterforAging@wustl.edu, Washington University, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, 314-747-9234, publichealth.wustl.edu/aging

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

6:00 p.m. at Pulaski Bank

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft Workshop. During "Money Smart Week" we'll be discussing how to protect your identity and prevent identity theft. We'll also cover how to report identity theft, and how to make disputes to credit reporting agencies. Pulaski Bank, DeBalivere Branch, 416 DeBaliviere Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112. We will also be offering free workshops on Home Buying Basics on April 21 and Banking Basics on April 22. Please visit our website at www.pulaskibank.com for more information.

Jennifer  Beger, jbeger@pulaskibank.com, Pulaski Bank, 314-317-5018, www.pulaskibank.com

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Armstrong Teasdale

Cyber Security and Social Media. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Included in price: Continental Breakfast, Handouts, and Certificate of Completion CEUs available upon request - $10 additional. Armstrong Teasdale, 7700 Forsyth Boulevard, Suite 1800 St. Louis, MO 63105. Parking is complimentary at 7720 Forsyth Blvd. and will be validated upon arrival. 

Chris Merli, makeadifference@stlsafety.org, Safety Council of  Greater St. Louis, 314-621-9200, stlsafety.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

6:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters 

Fraudsters are slick and persistent, but you can learn how to better protect yourself and your loved ones from Medicare fraud, identity theft and other scams. Art Maines, author of "Scammed: 3 Steps to Help Your Elder Parents & Yourself" and Rona McNally of the Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will provide useful tips on how to protect personal information, detect fraudulent activities, and report them. Trained representatives from Mid-East Area Agency on Aging and Senior Medicare Patrol will be available to provide information on additional resources. Free document shredding will be available on-site prior to the event from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63131.

Sarah Levinson, slevinson@mid-eastaaa.org, Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, 636-207-0847, www.agingmissouri.org

 

MONDAY, MAY 18 & TUESDAY, MAY 19

All day at the St. Charles Convention Center 

The Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) presents the 25th Annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference. Sessions are designed to support caregivers and professionals in enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities who are aging. If you know of any staff person, family member, administrator or other who cares for someone with a developmental disability who is aging, please forward this to them. This year AADD is hosting at a new venue, with ample space and amenities, offering new online registration, and has new online hotel booking, plus the continuation of high-quality educational conference content on aging with developmental disabilities. See our full brochure at www.agingwithdd.org/annual-conference/ to register online. CEU Contact Hours are pending approval and will be submitted for the following disciplines in Missouri: Nurses and Social Workers, and in Illinois: LNHA, LCPC, LPC, LSW, PT, OT, QIDP, RN. 

Pamela Merkle, agingwithdd@msn.com, Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, 314-647-8100, www.agingwithdd.org

 

TUESDAY, MAY 19

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Springfield, Illinois

8th Annual Scientific Conference Healthy Brain Aging: Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Protective Factors. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. CE credit available for nurses, psychologists, social workers, nursing home administrators and professional/clinical counselors. http://www.siumed.edu/alz/.

Maggie Schaver, mschaver@siumed.edu, SIU School of Medicine, Center for Alzheimer's Disease, 217-545-7193, www.siumed.edu/alz

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

The Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care. An all-day conference to bring together professional long-term caregivers with individuals from the community to learn dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available options. Two tracks of breakout sessions feature a complete line-up of experts. For Professionals, Caregiving at Its Best offers key strategies to enhance your skills in long-term care. For Community Members, Learning the Essentials offers advice from financial, legal and geriatric experts. Registration costs are $125 with 7 CEUs, $65 without CEUs and $35 for the general public (includes students, families and their individual loved ones). Program details available in late March. Easy online payment at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/VOYCE/event/550872/ or mail check to VOYCE, 8702 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63144. Sponsorships available (including exhibit space). See sponsorship levels at http://bit.ly/18DjtyA or call 314-919-2410. Sponsors receive exclusivity to the conference exhibit hall, designated number of registration plus many more benefits.

Kristin Pendleton, kpendleton@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-919-2410, www.voycestl.org
Events - Health & Wellness

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 & WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

6:00 p.m. at Des Peres Hospital

Pain in a joint often arises due to cartilage damage, either from injury or general wear and tear. As a result, the joint becomes less mobile and even more painful. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatment alternatives for knee and hip osteoarthritis pain, including therapy, diet, medications and surgical techniques. Call 1-888-457-5203 to register. All classes held at Des Peres Hospital in Conference Room 2. Next two sessions are April 14 with Dr. Corey Solman and April 15 with Dr. Leo Whiteside.

Simone Valle, simone.valle@tenethealth.com, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9695, www.despereshospital.com

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Power of Play conference will address the neuroscience of play and how to put play into work, have more fun in your office, and offer " tools for taboos" when dealing with sex and death in therapy. 4.5 hours CEUs available.

Beth Quick-Andrews, pstl@qabs.com, Psychotherapy Saint Louis, 314-416-2260, www.psychotherapysaintlouis.org

 

SATURDAY, MAY 2

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at Lindenwood University

In honor of Older Americans Month, the Lindenwood Gerontology Program will host a networking brunch, "Wellness & Aging", at the Student-Athlete Center (Vandalia Room) on Lindenwood's St Charles Campus. This is a free event. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Wikoff, Director of Alumni Relations at 636-949-4975 or email ewikoff@lindenwood.edu.

Yvonnda Ford, yford@lindenwood.edu, Lindenwood University, 636-627-2569, www.lindenwood.edu

 

SATURDAY, MAY 2

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Walgreens

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis H.E.L.P.) medical equipment donation drive at 12 area-wide Walgreens. We accept tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes/crutches/walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps. See www.stlhelp.org for Walgreens locations. 

Liz Cannon, cannonliz@yahoo.com. St. Louis HELP, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Salem United Methodist

World of Wellness Health Fair for Older Adults will take place at the Salem United Methodist Church located at 14825 Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO 63011. The Department of Human Services' Saint Louis County Older Resident Programs, CORP, is sponsoring this event to help seniors learn tools to increase energy, decrease stress, and improve wellbeing. In addition to information tables and demonstrations, the event also offers healthy living tips and blood pressure screenings. Call 314-615-4516 for more information about the World of Wellness Health Fair or to connect to services that promote independence to Saint Louis County Seniors living in their own homes.

Kylie Christanell, kchristanell@stlouisco.com, Saint Louis County Older Resident Programs, 314-615-4516, www.stlouisco.com

 

FRIDAY, MAY 8

11:30 a.m. at Dolan Memory Care

May's Find Out Friday will feature Jan McGillick presenting "Social Model and Memory Care." Please RSVP by calling 314-966-8077 or email Logan at Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com. Seating is limited.

Logan Eckhardt, Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com, Amen, Gantner & Capriano - Attorneys at Law, 314-966-8077, www.yourestatematters.com

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Green Park Senior Living 

Spring Into Health & Wellness Fair. Free blood pressures, raffle drawings, popcorn. The Advanced 360 at Green Park will be hosting this event along with Walgreens, South County YMCA, Amedisys Health Care, Rehab Care, Mehlville Fire Department, Area Agency on Aging and many more. There will also be a Job Fair table. We are currently looking for motivated Nurses and Certified Nurses Aids. Green Park Senior Living, 9300 Green Park Road, St Louis, MO 63123. 

Lorie Springkamper, Lspringkamper@cha-corp.com, Green Park Senior Living & Advanced 360 Rehabilitation, 314-704-8580, www.communicarehealth.com

 

THURSDAY MAY 21 - TUESDAY MAY 26

Calling all Athletes (and Volunteers)! Senior Olympics Signing Up Sportsmen - and Women - 50 or Better! The St. Louis Senior Olympics, the regional competition for athletes aged 50 and older, is actively seeking applications for athletes to participate in more than 90 individual and team events over Memorial Day Weekend. From basketball to bocce; soccer, softball and shuffleboard; to tap dancing, tennis and track - the Senior Olympics engage more than 1,100 athletes and hundreds of volunteers at thirteen different venues across the St. Louis area. The events are open to everyone. Athletes must be at least 50 years old, but there is no maximum age! To register or volunteer, view a complete list of events and venues, or to get more information, visit stlouisseniorolympics.org or call 314.442.3279. Paper registration forms are available at the J in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield, Dierbergs stores, St. Louis County Library branches and select Fitness Clubs, Specialty stores and Senior Centers throughout the area. Deadline for early registration rates is April 6; final registration deadline is May 4.

Sarah Rubin, solympics@jccstl.org, St. Louis Senior Olympics,

314-442-3216, www.stlouisseniorolympics.org 
 

FRIDAY, MAY 29

8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at SWIC

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Healthy Living Expo "Head to Toe" event at Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Avenue in Belleville, Illinois. Free admission and free parking with shuttle from parking lot to the door. Free health screenings including cholesterol/glucose finger sticks, bond density, pulse ox, balance assessment, drivers' rehab, blood pressure and heart risk assessment. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to participate as a vendor visit www.AgeSmart.org.

Tamara Stancil, tstancil@agesmart.org, AgeSmart Community Resources, 618-222-2561, www.agesmart.org

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

At Med Post, Ellisville

Help save a life at the blood drive sponsored by Anchor Health Care and Med Post Urgent Care in conjunction with the American Red Cross.. The blood drive will take place in the afternoon. It will be held at Med Post Urgent Care, 15420 Manchester Road, Ellisville, MO 63011. To sign-up please call Bob Zangas at 314-324-6616 or e-mail bob@anchorhealthcarestl.com or Angie Soltysiak at 636-220-9728 or at  angie.soltysiak@medpost.com. Please consider donating as blood is always in short supply in the summertime. Thank you.

Bob Zangas, bob@anchorhealthcarestl.com, Anchor Health Care, 314-843-6616, www.anchorhealthcarestl.com

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

8:30 a.m. in Forest Park 

Compassionate Nursing Services is a proud sponsor of the 2015 ALS Walk to help support the fight to defeat ALS. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. in Forest Park near the Visitors & Education Center. Everyone is welcome to join the walk and if you would like to help sponsor our team please contact us at admin@compassionstl.com  This is our 3rd year to sponsor and for every dollar raised Compassionate will match with respite hours. Help Compassionate Nursing Service support our local Association and those here in St. Louis struggling with ALS.

Matt Skaggs, mskaggs@compassionstl.com, Compassionate Nursing Services, 314-432-4312, www.compassionllc.com

 

AUGUST 17, 18, 19

At the Lodge of the Four Seasons

"Set Sail for the Future" Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging will host the 12th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging and Health at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO. The Show Me Summit on Aging and Health is the premier senior event of the year. Additional details on training and educational presentations can be found at www.ma4web.org.

Catherine Edwards, cedwards@ma4web.org, Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 573-619-6185, www.ma4web.org

 

ONGOING WEEKLY EXERCISE

Mornings at Mascoutah Senior Center

The Mascoutah Senior Center will begin offering classes in Ageless Grace, a fitness program based on the ability of the brain and central nervous system to change form and function. All exercises are performed in a chair and are designed to prevent both mental and physical aging. The 21 movements are designed to increase joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, bone density cognitive function, balance, self-esteem and playfulness. Thirty minute classes will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays and 10 minute classes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Details available on their website, Mascoutahseniorcenter.org.

Sandra Hakanson, mascoutahsrdirector@gmail.com, Mascoutah Senior Services Program, 618-566-8758, mascoutahseniorcenter.org
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